From the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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There were civil disturbances across the country following a security operation in the vicinity of Diraz on 23 May; there remains the possibility of further civil disturbances and protests; you should follow the advice of the local authorities and if you encounter a large demonstration, protest or any civil disturbances, leave the area immediately.

Safety & security section (Demonstrations) – information about planned demonstrations on 1 to 2 June

The following demonstrations and protests are planned:

on Thursday 1 June:

  • calls for an unauthorised protest in Sitra, starting at 10:45pm.

on Friday 2 June:

  • calls for unauthorised protests in a number of villages and in the vicinity of Juffair; whilst the times haven’t been announced they will most likely take place after Friday prayers.
  • calls for an unauthorised protest in Barbar, starting at 10pm.

Demonstrations and protests take place regularly. These activities may include attempts to disrupt traffic, protests in villages and near economic centres, burning tyres, throwing Molotov cocktails, and the use of improvised explosive devices. As a result there could be clashes between government security forces and protesters.

While there have been no direct threats or attacks on British nationals to date, you should remain vigilant and be aware of your surroundings wherever you are on the island. Violent protests pose a risk to those who might inadvertently find themselves near to an active demonstration.

If you encounter a large public gathering or demonstration, leave the area immediately. If you see any suspect item, don’t approach or touch it. Move away from the vicinity and notify the police calling on 999 or the Police Hotline 8000 8008.

Travel on the main routes during daylight hours is generally orderly. There are some police checkpoints. In September 2012 the Ministry for the Interior issued a warning about explosive devices on major highways.

During demonstrations, roads can become blocked, resulting in diversions. These may re-route you to areas you are unfamiliar with. You should familiarise yourself with alternative routes.

Developments in Syria, Iraq and on the Middle East Peace Process continue to have an impact on local public opinion in the region. You should be aware of local sensitivities on these issues. Follow news reports and be alert to local and regional developments, which may trigger public disturbances.

The Ministry of Interior has issued a reminder that all residents and visitors must carry photographic ID. Under Bahraini law, it is an offence not to be able to present photographic ID if asked to do so by a member of the Bahraini authorities, and you may be subject to a fine of up to 300BHD.

from Travel Advice Summary, which can be found at: http://ift.tt/YWUsHd

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